Program Leader - Sustainable Land Management

Mount Isa, Queensland
Full Time – Ongoing
Salary ranged between $87,611 – $109,415 plus generous package benefits

Southern Gulf NRM are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Program Leader for their Sustainable Land Management team. Programs are delivered collaboratively with a range of stakeholders including all levels of government, industry groups, Traditional Owners, and conservation groups.

The full-time role is based in our Mount Isa office but has opportunities for extensive travel within, and occasionally outside of, our beautiful region. 


• Leadership of both projects and project officers in your team
• Establishing and maintaining relationships with landholders and community members
• Delivering vital, hands-on, on ground works to improve the natural resources of the region
• Monitoring of project milestones to ensure timely delivery
• Project budget accountability
• Identification of future funding opportunities for additional projects

 Appointment to the position will be based on the selection criteria listed in the position description.

NOTE: Applicants should specifically address each of the selection criteria, as short listing and selection will be based upon these selection criteria.


1. A formal qualification in an applied science field or equivalent.
2. A current driver’s license.
3. Advanced proficiency in the use of Word, Excel, database systems, ArcView, email and the Internet.


  • Attendance at meetings outside of normal work hours will be required.
  • Frequent travel and overnight stays around the region.
  • Southern Gulf NRM is an equal opportunity employer, with employment under the Southern Gulf NRM’s standard employment agreement or as negotiated.
To apply for the position, you must submit:
  1. Your curriculum vitae
  2. A covering letter addressing the selection criteria (3 pages maximum)
  3. The names and contact details of at least two referees (these will not be contacted without prior advice)
Closing date is 9.00am, Monday 21 February 2022. Applications for this position should be marked “Private and Confidential” and be emailed to or mailed to:

Program Coordinator
Southern Gulf NRM Ltd
PO Box 2211
Mount Isa Qld 4825

For further information regarding this position, see here for the full position description.  Alternatively,  contact Geoff Penton by phone during office hours on (07) 4743 1888 or by email at

Working at Southern Gulf NRM

Southern Gulf NRM offers attractive working conditions. Staff have access to all the and facilities they need in our recently fitted-out offices.

Some of the benefits enjoyed by Southern Gulf NRM employees are:
• Rent assistance
• Relocation assistance
• Five weeks annual leave
• Flexible working hours
• A smoke-free work environment

Southern Gulf NRM is committed to workplace health and safety. Staff are expected to strictly adhere to all relevant policies and procedures.

Southern Gulf NRM staff are required to demonstrate Indigenous cultural awareness through either prior learning or training provided by Southern Gulf NRM.

Living in Mount Isa

Mount Isa is a modern city that has developed over 100 years on the back of the ining industry. With a population of around 22,000, Mount Isa offers a diverse range of services, retail, cultural experiences and sporting opportunities. With a friendly, self-sufficient community well used to welcoming newcomers, it should not take any new starter long to fit in. Events like the world-famous Mount Isa Rodeo and the Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic provide a focus for the community.

A feature of the Mount Isa landscape is nearby Lake Moondarra. Famous for fishing and water sports, Lake Moondarra is also recognised as a nationally important wetland, habitat for many bird species. Further afield is Boodjamulla National Park and Lawn Hill Gorge, and the World Heritage listed Riversleigh fossil site. There are ample touring and camping opportunities throughout the region.

There is no denying that Mount Isa can be hot in the months leading up to christmas. Air conditioning at work and at home provides respite. The reward follows when the wet season brings spectacular cloud formation, gusty winds and drenching rain. The landscape turns green and the creeks fill up, refreshing us all. The mid-year brings bright, warm, sunny days after crisp clear mornings.

Getting to and from Mount Isa is easy. The city is only two hours flight time from Brisbane and is serviced by three direct return jet flights on most days. There are also flights to Cairns and Townsville and other regional airports. Sealed highways link Mount Isa with Townsville, South East Queensland via Longreach and Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.